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Book details
  • Genre:FICTION
  • SubGenre:Westerns
  • Language:English
  • Pages:213
  • eBook ISBN:9781626758452

The Hangman

by J.B. Patel

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"The Hangman" is the second book in a series of three books featuring short stories set in the old West. "The Hangman" is a retired lawman looking for a more peaceful life. Other stories include war veterans trying to sort out the pain and getting relief from a child or love. There are stories of orphans, children who are left on their own and how they survive. Stories of a "Hanging Judge" that has a sense of humor and justice. In all cases, in the end there is redemption, justice and of course, love.
My stories are set mostly in Montana, Wyoming and Colorado, my characters come from Wisconsin, Minnesota and sometimes right out of the orphanage.
About the author
Friends refer to me as a jack pine savage, I was born in a log cabin in northern Wisconsin in 1940. I dreamed of being a cowboy with two guns strapped to my hips and a shining pair of high heeled cowboy boots. We were too poor to afford much more than dreams so I never did get the guns or the boots, and, to make matters worse, I made bad use of my excess time. Mischief during my spare time got me into trouble, the night before I turned eleven years old, after spending the day hiding in the woods, I was sent to bed without supper. I wasn't in bed long enough to get to sleep, the sheriff took me away. The next day I woke up in jail, it was my eleventh birthday, a very short morning visit with the judge and a long ride later and I was at the imposing gate to the Wisconsin Child Center at Sparta, Wisconsin, my home for the next six years. While at the WCC many Friday nights we would be treated to a movie, my favorites were the westerns. While at the WCC many of my best friends were Indians, they shaped how I write about Indians, always with good humor, almost always trusted friends. I went into the army, I trained as a Military Police Sentry Dog Handler, after the service I went to college, I taught school, I am currently retired and watching my grandchildren grow. J.B. Patel is a pen name derived from the initials of my seven grandchildren.
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